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.s. president barack obama has made a bid for re-election at the democratic party's national convention in charlotte, north carolina. he told the delegates the vote in november is a choice of a generation, and he called on supporters to join him again. >> our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> barack obama wrapped up the democratic national convention by asking voters to consider what the election is all about. >> on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. >> obama delivered his message to delegates and to millions of americans watching on television. he responded to voters' concerns about the economy, promising 1 million new jobs in manufacturing over the next four years. >> yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. >>> president obama's message provided a book end to several days of speeches by prominen
convention have nominated barack obama for a second term as u.s. president. the stage is now set with the showdown with republican challenger mitt romney in the november election. >> ladies and gentlemen, i have been informed that barack obama is now our party's official nominee for president of the united states of america. >> before the roll call, former u.s. president bill clinton took the stage to make his case for why voters should give obama another term. >> i want -- i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. >> clinton praised obama for his efforts to revive the economy. he said the president stopped the nation's slide and put the u.s. on the road to recovery. he also said republicans are asking voters to fire obama even though the previous administration left a mess that's not yet completely cleaned up. clinton said people who envision a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility should vote for obama. the president is set to accept the nomination in a speech
. >>> president barack obama has tiblgtened u.s. diplomatic posts all across the world. armed men stormed the embassy. a u.s. film mocking islam prompted the attack. the gunman shoot at the guildings and tossed handmade bombs into 2 come pound sparking fires, obama issued a statement confirming that adventure christopher stevens is among the four victims. he ordered security to be increased for u.s. citizens in libya. the american-made film that sparked the attack is considered insulting to islam's profit mohammad. that film also triggered anti-american outrage in egypt. demonstrate fors assembled on the u.s. embassy in chicago. hundreds of people gathered in the compound, some of them scaled the walls. they brought down a u.s. flag and burned it. >> egypt has lost them and it has not solved any problems. >> part of the film in question has been uploaded to the internet. >>> firefighters in pakistani's biggest city of karachi continue looking for victims after a fire that swept through a clothing building. the four-story structure went up in flames on tuesday afternoon with more than 400
.s. president barack obama has changed strategy with a new focus on the asia pacific region. security analysts say he has got his eye on the increasing military presence of china. japanese and australian personnel have responded by reinforcing cooperation. they want maintain stability in the region. so they've agreed to work together on things like peacekeeping operations and disaster relief. >> translator: the security situation in the asia-pacific region has changed. we've succeeded in achieving common vision. >> this two plus two meeting, the governments of australia and japan, have reaffirmed a commitment to strengthening these partnerships. >> reporter: the ministers discussed how to supply japan's defense forces and australian defense force. the two sides reached an agreement two years ago on how to support personnel when working together. but japanese lawmakers haven't approved the deal. still, japanese leaders have promised to expand their role in security across the region. and they say they'll do the working side by side. mari sakamoto, nhk world, sydney. >>> the australians are enco
obama announced last november his plan to station u.s. marines in australia. troops are dispatched on six months' rotation, and are scheduled to be increased to 2,500 in the next five to six years. cooperation with the australian military in the asia pacific region will help the u.s. keep a close eye on china and will have the added benefit of reducing costs. there is a strong demand for drastic cuts in military spending in the u.s. amid the ever-rising need to reduce the national deficit. but surrounding countries, including china and indonesia, are highly sensitive to the increased military cooperation between the united states and australia. takeo nakajima, nhk world, darwin. >>> and that will wrap up our bulletin for today. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> government forces are pounding rebel positions in syria's main cities. the britain-based syrian observatory for human rights says nearly 100 civilians were killed on sunday across the country. government troops used tanks and helicopters to attack rebels in the south of the capital damascus. a staff member for unrwa, th
president barack obama and secretary of state hillary clinton intended to calm the situation. washington needs the cooperation of pakistan in its fight against terrorism. it's keen to avoid any further escalation in anti-american sentiment. prime minister ashraf called for the demonstration to be peaceful and within the law. >> pakistan -- >> translator: we are an islamic country with nuclear weapons. so we have to protest responsibly. >> reporter: mobile phone networks in major cities have been shut down to try and keep the situation under control. terrorists have carried out attacks inside pakistan frequently in recent years. the government wants to avoid public anger from boiling over and making the security situation horse. hideki yui, nhk world, islamabad. >>> a demonstration of a different kind has been taking place in myanmar after ordinary people took to the streets of yangon on friday in the largest public demonstration since the government of reformist president thein sein took power last year. marchers called on the government to stop the military's armed conflict with ethnic
is cooperating with the government's democratic reforms. president barack obama's administration eased economic sanctions against myanmar in july in response to those changes. aung san suu kyi didn't leave her country previously. she feared the military wouldn't allow her to return home. she resumed overseas trips this year as a member of parliament. she visited thailand in may and europe in june. >>> myanmar's president thain seine will be in the united states at the same time as aung san suu kyi. he'll be attending the u.n. general assembly in new york. >>> the berlin philharmonic orchestra has played a charity concert for children in a quake-hit japanese city. the money raised will help buy musical instruments. ♪ the concert played to a packed house of about 1,200 people in berlin, raising money for a children's orchestra in soma city. the city has a history of supporting musical education. now it plans to launch a children's orchestra. the organizers hope it will help the children recover from last year's earthquake and tsunami. the program included famous pieces by vor ak and schonberg.
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